RISK FACTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS FOR
2006 NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS:
TO MOTHERS RECEIVING MATERNITY CARE COORDINATION

  TOTAL RACE/ETHNICITY
White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Births Births Births Births Births
# % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 19,778 100.0 7,864 100.0 9,254 100.0 872 100.0 1,788 100.0
RESIDENT BIRTHS
BIRTHWEIGHT GROUP: 58 0.3 10 0.1 47 0.5 1 0.1 0 0
< 500 grams
500-1499 grams 427 2.2 142 1.8 257 2.8 13 1.5 15 0.8
1500-2499 grams 1,954 9.9 691 8.8 1,109 12.0 73 8.4 81 4.5
2500+ grams 17,335 87.6 7,019 89.3 7,839 84.7 785 90.0 1,692 94.6
Unknown 4 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
WEEKS OF GESTATION: 198 1.0 47 0.6 144 1.6 4 0.5 3 0.2
< 27 weeks
27-31 weeks 313 1.6 128 1.6 167 1.8 10 1.1 8 0.4
32-36 weeks 1,962 9.9 745 9.5 1,044 11.3 67 7.7 106 5.9
37+ weeks 17,296 87.5 6,941 88.3 7,893 85.3 791 90.7 1,671 93.5
Unknown 9 0.0 3 0.0 6 0.1 0 0 0 0
MOTHER'S AGE: 2,176 11.0 726 9.2 1,146 12.4 97 11.1 207 11.6
< 18 years
18-34 years 16,788 84.9 6,789 86.3 7,769 84.0 732 83.9 1,498 83.8
35+ years 814 4.1 349 4.4 339 3.7 43 4.9 83 4.6
MOTHER'S EDUCATION: 1,267 6.4 399 5.1 330 3.6 56 6.4 482 27.0
< 9 years
9 - 11 years 6,399 32.4 2,486 31.6 2,938 31.7 293 33.6 682 38.1
12 years 8,017 40.5 3,317 42.2 3,890 42.0 353 40.5 457 25.6
> 12 years 4,039 20.4 1,644 20.9 2,074 22.4 169 19.4 152 8.5
Unknown 56 0.3 18 0.2 22 0.2 1 0.1 15 0.8
MARRIED: 4,100 20.7 2,388 30.4 862 9.3 220 25.2 630 35.2
Yes
No 15,674 79.2 5,475 69.6 8,391 90.7 652 74.8 1,156 64.7
Unknown 4 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 2 0.1
PARITY: 8,199 41.5 3,485 44.3 3,678 39.7 351 40.3 685 38.3
1
2-3 8,190 41.4 3,205 40.8 3,776 40.8 408 46.8 801 44.8
4+ 3,366 17.0 1,170 14.9 1,785 19.3 113 13.0 298 16.7
Unknown 23 0.1 4 0.1 15 0.2 0 0 4 0.2
TRIMESTER CARE BEGAN: 14,643 74.0 6,224 79.1 6,512 70.4 618 70.9 1,289 72.1
First
Second 4,261 21.5 1,359 17.3 2,266 24.5 219 25.1 417 23.3
Third 599 3.0 203 2.6 303 3.3 25 2.9 68 3.8
No care 97 0.5 19 0.2 73 0.8 5 0.6 0 0
Unknown 178 0.9 59 0.8 100 1.1 5 0.6 14 0.8
KOTELCHUCK INDEX: 361 1.8 123 1.6 186 2.0 6 0.7 46 2.6
Missing
Inadequate 2,998 15.2 903 11.5 1,649 17.8 142 16.3 304 17.0
Intermediate 1,767 8.9 675 8.6 737 8.0 72 8.3 283 15.8
Adequate 6,695 33.9 2,980 37.9 2,707 29.3 368 42.2 640 35.8
Adequate Plus 7,957 40.2 3,183 40.5 3,975 43.0 284 32.6 515 28.8
MOTHER SMOKED? 4,378 22.1 2,821 35.9 1,287 13.9 209 24.0 61 3.4
Yes
No 15,377 77.7 5,035 64.0 7,953 85.9 663 76.0 1,726 96.5
Unknown 23 0.1 8 0.1 14 0.2 0 0 1 0.1
METHOD OF DELIVERY: 14,145 71.5 5,572 70.9 6,594 71.3 615 70.5 1,364 76.3
Vaginal
C-Section 5,630 28.5 2,290 29.1 2,659 28.7 257 29.5 424 23.7
Unknown 3 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
MOTHER'S MEDICAID STATUS 17,688 89.4 7,351 93.5 8,816 95.3 815 93.5 706 39.5
Prenatal Medicaid*
Emergency Medicaid** 978 4.9 27 0.3 10 0.1 19 2.2 922 51.6
Non-Medicaid 1,112 5.6 486 6.2 428 4.6 38 4.4 160 8.9
INFANTS 500-1499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 327 77.3 104 75.4 202 78.6 9 69.2 12 80.0
Level III
Other 96 22.7 34 24.6 55 21.4 4 30.8 3 20.0
INFANTS <2499 GRAMS - Level of Care***: 1,327 54.8 401 48.5 841 59.6 31 35.6 54 56.3
Level III
Other 1,094 45.2 426 51.5 570 40.4 56 64.4 42 43.8

* Medicaid paid for prenatal care and delivery. ** Medicaid paid for delivery only, not prenatal care.
*** Level of Care is only for North Carolina resident births occurring in North Carolina Hospitals.
% Columns may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding
Source: State Center for Health Statistics NC Department of Health and Human Services